Turn Back the Digital Clock to 2004

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SE Wisconsin Railfan
Decided to "Turn Back the Clock" to 2004. Started cataloging my digital photos using a program from Collecterz. Great program, I have already cataloged over 10, 000 digital photos and I'm only up to the year 2004, YIKES !!

Decided to put some of the highlights Flickr so here are some from the "Steamy Summer of 2004". That was a big year for steam in the Midwest. Milwaukee saw visits from the Milwaukee Road #261 and Canadian Pacific #2816. Plus the Soo Line #1003 pulled its first Photographers Special, which was one of the last special organized by Dave Goodheart before his untimely death shortly there after.

Here are some samples from just a mere 7 years ago, (OH MY, 7 years ago - getting old).


Milwaukee Road #261 in June 2004 on first return trip to Milwaukee since it had been rebuilt.


#261 about to enter the Tunnel at Tunnel City in June 2004


CP #2816 at Brookfield Depot June 2004


CP #2816 and Milwaukee Road #261 doublehead on July 3, 2004 for the Grand Excursion just south of Winona, MN


Milwaukee Road #261 steams out of Union Station in Chicago, IL to start the Grand Excursion of 2004


Delta Queen at La Crosse, WI. I believe that the Delta Queen is no longer sailing due to some regulations due to its age.


Soo #1003 in the glint at Fox Lake, WI in November 2004.


Here's to 2004 - Miller Style Photo taken in Winona, MN June 2004

To see more of the "Steamy Summer of 2004" check out Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/22338037@N04/sets/72157626520426376/

Keith Schmidt
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Very nice! Wish I would have known about that back then, but I don't know if I could have skipped high school back then to see that. I really like that High Life bus, especially since I distribute Miller Products.

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